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Posted by Pan on 2/26/2007, 1:55 pm
I have read through the messages about people's experiences, and I know what they are going through. I have lived with this problem for years. I am obsessed with what I eat, and my life revolves around making sure I eat certain foods every day, in order to stay regular enough to use the toilet in the morning before I leave the house. Should there be a problem with my routine, I panic! About 18 months ago I started to become depressed and wasn't able to sleep properly (waking early worrying about going to the loo!!), so I went to see my doctor, she was approachable, and put me on a course of antidpressants, and I had 6 sessions with a counsellor. I was on the tablets for about 12 months, and although the sessions with the counsellor helped a bit, they were more catered for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, which is what the doctor diagnosed me as suffering from in a round about way?? Latley, the old feelings are returning, I had a bad time this morning and found it extremely hard to leave the house to get to work, even harder when you have a child to see to, and have got to try to appear as though you are feeling normal. I was considering seeking the help of a psychologist, and wondered whether anyone else has gone down this road, and if they found it helpful, because I am scared to take this step and ask for a referral. I thank anyone who can take the time to reply.